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Appellate Quarterly


Québec City


October 10, 2023

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Join McCarthy Tétrault’s National Appellate Litigation Group as we discuss appeals of importance to the Canadian business community during the last quarter. Each session brings you up-to-date on recent appellate developments across Canada. Topics to be discussed this quarter include:

  • Supreme Court of Canada: The latest in the law of defamation, as the Supreme Court of Canada affirms the importance of protecting “counter-speech”
  • Federal: The FCA re-sets the standard for computer-implemented inventions, and cautions against granting patents for turning conventional methods into computer programs
  • Ontario/Atlantic: In a split decision, a majority of the Court of Appeal for Ontario holds that there can be no claim for adverse possession of a public park
  • Quebec: Quebec Court of Appeal clarifies defendant communications with class members during the opt-out period
  • Western Canada: The BCCA confirms a stay of the majority of claims in a proposed class proceeding as a result of an arbitration clause in a standard form consumer contract

Speakers include: Cassidy BishopDorothy Charach, Adam GoldenbergKendra LevasseurSarah Woods

Note: All instructions and information on how to access the webinar will be forwarded a few days before the event.

This program qualifies for up to 1.5 hours of CPD credit under the mandatory education regimes in British Columbia and Ontario.

Barreau du Québec Continuing Education: This program contains 1.5 hours of content. For more information regarding the declaration and recognition of educational activities, please contact the Barreau du Québec.

For questions about this seminar, please contact [email protected].


1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (ET)
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (MT)
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (PT)

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